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Varget - What Do You Use it for?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by viking499, Dec 22, 2012.

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  1. earlselwyn

    earlselwyn Member

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    I tried it in 270 with mediocre results. But 308 is a different story... Varget, win brass, cci 200 primers, and 168 sierra bthp or btsp is the only thing my 308 shoots.
     
  2. RugerOldArmy

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    Love Varget! I use it in .223, .22-250 (light bullets), 6mm BR, .308 Win, and (90 Gr JHP) .270 Win. I wish it would meter better, but it always seems to shoot well.
     
  3. Nalgi

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    Varget

    .243 and below
     
  4. Dthunter

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    I use it in

    .222
    22-250
    6mm Ackley Imp.
    7mm-08rem
    7-30 waters
    308win (cast boolet loads & jacketed) works awesome for long range target work!
    30-06 (cast boolet loads)
    303 British
    35rem
    35 Whelan
    45-70 Govt.

    Works great for me!
     
  5. witchhunter

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    I use it in my .22/250 with a 52 speer HP, very consistant velocity.
     
  6. eastbank

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    708 rem 700,43grs varget and a 120gr nosler bt.deer killer. eastbank.
     
  7. VaGunNut

    VaGunNut Member

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    223 almost exclusively
     
  8. Hit_Factor

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    Non-magnum rifle loads from 243 to 45-70.

    It doesn't meter well in my Dillon press for small bores, but as the diameter increases the better it meters.
     
  9. jmr40

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    I've found it to give me the best balance of speed, accuracy and temperature insensetivity in my 308's. RL-15, 4064, and 4895 were very good in some areas, but not the all around winner.
     
  10. morrow

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    30-06 and 308
     
  11. kimbernut
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    Varget

    .30-06 Springfield for Garand loads with Varget shoots right with the LC'69 surplus I like.
    5.56 NATO in my AR works nice too.
     
  12. TacoMalo

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    I've used it in my .223 reloads, it fills most of the case up and makes it easy to find any questionable powder drops.
     
  13. 2ndtimer

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    .223 Remington with 55 gr and heavier bullets
    .243 Win with lighter (75 gr and under bullets)
    6.5x55 going to try it with some 120 gr bullets
    .308 Win for my wife's nephew's new rifle
    .338 Federal, only so-so, better results with IMR-8208XBR and TAC
     
  14. Robert101

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    Varget is a very good choice for my 308.
     
  15. Ky Larry

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    I have use4d Varget for:

    .223
    .22-250
    .243
    .308
    .30-06

    It shoots pretty good in about everything, but IMR-3031, IMR-4064, and Re-15 are all better (for me) overall. If it was the only powder I could get, I could live with it. YMMV.
     
  16. ShortFatHokie

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    .243 and 30-06
     
  17. Kokosheck

    Kokosheck Member

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    In sum , versatile . It is to rifle what unique is to handgun .
     
  18. nosmr2

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    .223 Rem
     
  19. MRH

    MRH Member

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    Powder of choice in my 300 WSM.
     
  20. Boomer4570

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    Can it be used in 300blk.
     
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